Exploring your creative interests has many benefits. From blowing off steam to making something beautiful for a loved one, spending time crafting to your heart’s content can be one of the best gifts you give yourself. Of course, you need a practical space to craft. Below, we’ll go over a few tips on setting up a craft room and how to make the most out of the space.

Whether your hobbies include sewing, painting, or scrapbooking, you need an area you can dedicate to your pursuits. Often, this means transforming an extra room into a “hobby room” for you or as a shared space. Within this room, you need a comfortable setup. Begin by sourcing a comfy, ergonomic desk chair. More important than you might realize, the right chair can help you stay focused for hours without neck and back strain interrupting the creative flow. 

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Most likely, you’ll also need a sturdy surface to work. Select a desk or table that can be modified to fit your space best and align with the needs of your hobbies. Functionality and organization are other key considerations. This means incorporating constructive storage solutions to keep all your materials, equipment, and specialized tools safe. From a customized closet filled with individualized cubbies to a versatile peg board to hang on the wall, there are all sorts of practical storage ideas to keep your crafting supplies organized and easy to reach.

Another aspect of organization you should keep in mind is how you want to sort your supplies. There are many routes for you to choose from when it comes to creating order. You could utilize a color-coding system, hand-made labels, DIY drawer dividers and so much more. Many creative-minded individuals also find it easier to lay out a system where the supplies are on display. That way, they lose no time in finding a particular item and getting back to work.

Once you have a place for everything and everything is in its place, be sure to add some inspiring décor. You could hang a mood board, fabric wall or even decorative wall files to add storage to a small or limited space. You could also enhance the room’s visual appeal with an inspirational quote decal or similar artwork designed to evoke emotion and fuel artistic motivation, project after project.

Are you looking for further tips on creating an organized crafting space to stimulate your creativity? Check out the accompanying resource from Chicago Closets to learn more.

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